Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iOS > Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 18, 2011, 09:55 AM   #1
ansabakhan
macrumors 65816
 
ansabakhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
how to safely delete all personal data so iphone 4 stays on 4.0.1

my friend is selling me his iphone 4, he is on 4.0.1 and wants to wipe out all his personal data himself before he hands me the phone , he does not undestand jailbreaking or unlocking.

can some one please help me with what he need to do in order for it to stay on 4.0.1 and unlock-able and wipe all his data off the phone .

thanks
ansabakhan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 09:57 AM   #2
elan123
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by ansabakhan View Post
my friend is selling me his iphone 4, he is on 4.0.1 and wants to wipe out all his personal data himself before he hands me the phone , he does not undestand jailbreaking or unlocking.

can some one please help me with what he need to do in order for it to stay on 4.0.1 and unlock-able and wipe all his data off the phone .

thanks
manually delete the info? takes like 10 mins.
elan123 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:08 AM   #3
ansabakhan
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
ansabakhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by elan123 View Post
manually delete the info? takes like 10 mins.
ok but what info is that ???? i am not sure how is it done on iphone manually ... i know if you do erase all settings it messes your phone us
ansabakhan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:13 AM   #4
heisenberg123
macrumors 603
 
heisenberg123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Quote:
Originally Posted by ansabakhan View Post
ok but what info is that ???? i am not sure how is it done on iphone manually ... i know if you do erase all settings it messes your phone us
settings/general/earse all content and settings

then if that doesnt delete everything connect to itunes, just dont say yes to upgrade and if there is still apps/music/pictures on it unsync or delete manuallly, pretty much do everything but restore in intunes that will update the OS
heisenberg123 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:19 AM   #5
ansabakhan
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
ansabakhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by iisforiphone View Post
settings/general/earse all content and settings

then if that doesnt delete everything connect to itunes, just dont say yes to upgrade and if there is still apps/music/pictures on it unsync or delete manuallly, pretty much do everything but restore in intunes that will update the OS
I have heard "earse all content and settings" deleted every thing , even the iOs off your iphone ..that's why i am nervous about asking him to do that
ansabakhan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:19 AM   #6
WhatAmI
macrumors 6502a
 
WhatAmI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Thumbs down

Quote:
Originally Posted by iisforiphone View Post
settings/general/earse all content and settings

then if that doesnt delete everything connect to itunes, just dont say yes to upgrade and if there is still apps/music/pictures on it unsync or delete manuallly, pretty much do everything but restore in intunes that will update the OS
Nvmnd
__________________
Too many iDevices to mention and a trophy wife
WhatAmI is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:20 AM   #7
Applejuiced
macrumors Nehalem
 
Applejuiced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: At the iPhone hacks section.
Does he have shsh blobs on cydia?
If not I wouldn't try the erase all option cause it might mess up the phone and then you'd need to restore to the latest firmware.
Maybe delete his contacts, texts, email account and apps and log out of his iTunes account in order to stay on 4.0.1
Applejuiced is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:27 AM   #8
ansabakhan
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
ansabakhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Applejuiced View Post
Does he have shsh blobs on cydia?
If not I wouldn't try the erase all option cause it might mess up the phone and then you'd need to restore to the latest firmware.
Maybe delete his contacts, texts, email account and apps and log out of his iTunes account in order to stay on 4.0.1
I dont know if he knows what SHSH is ... should he delete his contacts , emails and text app and stuff in itunes and sync it ?
ansabakhan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:32 AM   #9
Applejuiced
macrumors Nehalem
 
Applejuiced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: At the iPhone hacks section.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ansabakhan View Post
I dont know if he knows what SHSH is ... should he delete his contacts , emails and text app and stuff in itunes and sync it ?
Yes, that's what I would do cause most likelly he doesn't have shsh blobs and if you don't want to get stuck on 4.3
Applejuiced is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:52 AM   #10
ansabakhan
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
ansabakhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Applejuiced View Post
Yes, that's what I would do cause most likelly he doesn't have shsh blobs and if you don't want to get stuck on 4.3
thats a tab in itunes correct? sorry i am not good at this
ansabakhan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 11:45 AM   #11
Applejuiced
macrumors Nehalem
 
Applejuiced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: At the iPhone hacks section.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ansabakhan View Post
thats a tab in itunes correct? sorry i am not good at this
You can do it thru itunes, if you sync with a new library it would remove all music, apps and everything from the old library that it was synced to.
You might have to remove a few things manually also on the phone like email accounts thru settings and log out from his appstore login etc...
Applejuiced is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 12:45 PM   #12
Claude626
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Well, if he is worried about his data persisting after you jailbreak the phone under your possession, then why not have him witness your jailbreaking process?

Since jailbreaking the phone pretty much requires a rewrite of the entire iOS, it will wipe clean of all his data.

I would assume you would want to jailbreak with the latest iOS version while retaining the baseband. This is what pwnagetool does, no?

He can then review the phone when you are done. It's basically a blank slate at that state anyways.
Claude626 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 01:30 PM   #13
Applejuiced
macrumors Nehalem
 
Applejuiced's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: At the iPhone hacks section.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claude626 View Post
Since jailbreaking the phone pretty much requires a rewrite of the entire iOS, it will wipe clean of all his data.

I would assume you would want to jailbreak with the latest iOS version while retaining the baseband. This is what pwnagetool does, no?

He can then review the phone when you are done. It's basically a blank slate at that state anyways.
That is false.
JB does not rewrite the entire iOS.
And pwnage tool hasnt been updated to work with 4.3 so he cannot use that either since he doesnt have shsh blobs for 4.2.1
Applejuiced is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2011, 04:35 PM   #14
eastercat
macrumors 68040
 
eastercat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: PDX
If your friend is willing to d/l tiny umbrella, he can check which blobs he has. Or he can go to Cydia and check on the opening screen.
__________________
64 GB space grey iPhone 5S (AT&T); 16 GB space grey iPad retina mini (Verizon with T-Mobile sim); 2008 MBP 17" 2.5 GHz Penryn, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD 5400 rpm, 1920x1200 matte LED
eastercat is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iOS > Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone 4 iOS 5 Proximity Sensor g00degg iOS 5 and earlier 2 Nov 2, 2011 08:16 PM
iPhone 4, still on 4.0 - how do I wipe/restore and keep 4.0? james92se iPhone 15 Sep 24, 2011 10:47 PM
Apple TV with iOS 4.0 unable to be jailbroken? sidgriffey Apple TV and Home Theater 11 Nov 10, 2010 04:35 PM
iPhone 4 jailbreakme on 4.0.1 xyzmax Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 0 Aug 6, 2010 01:28 AM
How to re-JB a 3G on 3.1.2 or upgrade to 4.0.1 Taz777 Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 0 Aug 2, 2010 11:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC